Alan Bean


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Bean, Alan

 

Born March 15,1932, in Wheeler, Texas. US pilot-astronaut, navy captain first class.

In 1955, Bean graduated from the University of Texas with a major in aviation technology. He served in the navy and became a pilot. In 1963 he became a member of the group of astronauts of the US National Aeronautics and Space Administration. From Nov. 14 to 24, 1969, he participated in the second flight to the moon, together with C. Conrad and R. Gordon, as the pilot of the lunar module of the craft Apollo 12 and carried out a landing with Conrad in the Ocean of Storms on Nov. 19,1969. The entire flight lasted ten days, four hours, and 36 minutes. He went out onto the surface of the moon twice. He was on the moon for a total of 31 hours and 31.5 minutes.

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Now for the first, and very possibly the last, time, IN THE SHADOW OF THE MOON combines archival material from the original NASA film footage, much of it never before seen, with interviews with the surviving astronauts, including Jim Lovell (Apollo 8 and 13), Dave Scott (Apollo 9 and 15), John Young (Apollo 10 and 16), Gene Cernan (Apollo 10 and 17), Mike Collins (Apollo 11), Buzz Aldrin (Apollo 11), Alan Bean (Apollo 12), Edgar Mitchell (Apollo 14), Charlie Duke (Apollo 16) and Harrison Schmitt (Apollo 17).
The event, being held on the afternoon of the 20th at Onchan Primary School, will see year 5 children from Onchan School and other local schools, who are studying space as part of the curriculum, invited to come and listen to a live Skype talk from Astronaut Alan Bean, the 4th Man to walk on the moon.
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